Catriona Robertson

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Patchwork strips of agricultural land - it is traditional for families to have some land and if they live in the countryside they will often have a day-job but also keep some chickens, a cow and maybe grow some maize or hay as well.

Patchwork strips of agricultural land - it is traditional for families to have some land and if they live in the countryside they will often have a day-job but also keep some chickens, a cow and maybe grow some maize or hay as well.

Approaching Sarajevo - there are many, many cemeteries in Bosnia

Approaching Sarajevo - there are many, many cemeteries in Bosnia

Paul and Junus from SANA, our hosts, who have put together an amazing programme for us

Paul and Junuz from SANA, our hosts, who have put together an amazing programme for us

Our motel just outside Sarajevo
Our motel just outside Sarajevo
Live folk music is common in restaurants - a family group couldn't resist dancing along to these guys.  They played one of the songs on my Rough Guide to the Balkans CD and later sang along to it from my ipod - beautiful!

Live folk music is common in restaurants - a family group couldn't resist dancing along to these guys. They played one of the songs on my Rough Guide to the Balkans CD and later sang along to it from my ipod - beautiful!

Muslim gravestones here are white and shaped liked small Cleopatra's needles.  Carved turbans on the top are the graves of those believed to have gone straight to heaven.

Muslim gravestones here are white and shaped liked small Cleopatra's needles. Carved turbans on the top are the graves of those believed to have gone straight to heaven.

Scented and spiced tea - cinnamon I think

Scented and spiced tea - cinnamon I think

Turkish coffee is served everywhere and frequently - I'll have withdrawal symptoms when I leave.

Turkish coffee is served everywhere and frequently - I'll have withdrawal symptoms when I leave.

The Defence Attache at the British Embassy - he gave us a full briefing on EU and NATO support for and concerns about Bosnia.

The Defence Attache at the British Embassy - he gave us a full briefing on EU and NATO support for and concerns about Bosnia.

The view from my Tuzla hotel room - socialist architecture from Tito's time, but well maintained and good quality.

The view from my Tuzla hotel room - socialist architecture from Tito's time, but well maintained and good quality.

Laying flowers at a memorial for young people who died when a shell hit the place where they used to hang out in the evenings.

Laying flowers at a memorial for young people who died when a shell hit the place where they used to hang out in the evenings.

Some buildings in Sarajevo have not yet been restored.

Some buildings in Sarajevo have not yet been restored.

A substance abuse rehab centre run by the Muslim community in Bosnia.

A dedicated substance abuse rehab centre run by the Muslim community in Bosnia.

The old town in Sarajevo.

The old town in Sarajevo.

An Abrahmic trio at lunch - guess who's who.  And some verses of Persian poetry on the wall behind in Farsi.  Bosnia loves its poets and people have been quoting poetry frequently.

An Abrahamic trio at lunch - guess who's who. And some verses of Persian poetry on the wall behind in Farsi and Bosnian. Bosnia loves its poets, too, & they are quoted frequently.

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